Consolidation has been one of the most heavily used words in the PV industry over the past couple of years. But as Finlay Colville writes, whether it has actually happened or not is open to debate.
Spain has so far stuck to its guns in pushing through measures to squeeze investor returns on PV projects. However, mounting pressure from lawsuits, most of which involve billions of dollars, may finally give PV investors some leverage. Conor Ryan reports.
As Russia strengthens its grip on Crimea, the fate of PV power plants in the region and in wider Ukraine is in limbo. Lucy Woods reports.
Following the latest round of downstream channel checks and project pipeline activity in the UK, NPD Solarbuzz is now further upgrading its forecast for the UK PV market in 2014.
The compromised solution agreed between Brussels and Beijing for the supply of Chinese solar PV components to Europe is approaching its anniversary. Finlay Colville looks at how the deal has panned out.
The recent announcement by US manufacturer REC Silicon that it would establish a new polysilicon plant has highlighted an upcoming trend in the polysilicon industry: the rise of fluidised bed reactor (FBR) technology. Will it live up to expectation, asks Johannes Bernreuter.
By stirring up US nationalist sentiment about Qatar’s investment in SolarWorld, the Coalition for Affordable Energy (CASE) is detracting from its more compelling legal arguments in a very global trade case.
The news today that HelioVolt – one of the few remaining custodians of US based PV manufacturing – will cease operations is terrible news for the 100-plus employees that have been working hard at HelioVolt to advance PV manufacturing in the US.
Salvatore Bernabei, head of Enel Green Power in Chile and Andean countries tells Lucy Woods how the company plans to get more projects up and running and exploit the region’s abundant solar resources.
Earlier this week it emerged that work was underway on East Africa’s first utility-scale PV power plant. Ben Willis reports on how the project demonstrates solar’s potential to be more than just a means of tackling rural poverty in Africa.